PUTRAJAYA: The conditional movement control order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah has been extended until Dec 31, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Senior Minister noted that the move followed a risk assessment by the Health Ministry, which confirmed a rise in Covid-19 cases particularly in the industrial districts of Selangor.
“In Kuala Lumpur, there was also an increase in cases following mass screening exercises currently conducted at workplaces.
“Daily cases are still high in Sabah, with the emergence of clusters in housing areas as well as the screening exercise on foreign workers.
“With the Health Ministry’s advice, the government has decided to extend the conditional MCO in these states to Dec 31,” he said.
The conditional MCO in these areas was supposed to end on Dec 20.
For Selangor, the order applies to all districts except for Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor which had returned to recovery MCO on Dec 6.
Ismail Sabri also announced an extension of the conditional MCO to Dec 31 in certain localities in other states.
The areas are Southwest Sub-distrcit 12 and Northeast Sub-district 13 in Penang; Ipoh and Chemor in Perak; Seremban and Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan; and Johor Baru, Batu Pahat and Kulai in Johor.
But the districts of Kulim in Kedah, Kota Tinggi in Johor along with Kubang Kerian and Kusial in Kelantan will see the conditional MCO end, as scheduled on Dec 20.
These places will revert to recovery MCO.
Ismail Sabri also announced enhanced MCO will be enforced on the Kluang Prison in Johor and its quarters, following a rise in Covid-19 cases in the area.
The enhanced MCO for the prison will be from Dec 19 to 31.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also announced more relaxation of Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) under the sports and tourism sectors.
For the sports sector, this includes the resumption of the Malaysia Cup in January and allowing the country to host international-level sporting events.
On the hosting of international-level sports games, Ismail Sabri said approval from the Immigration Department was required.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) events, tourist attractions such as zoos and recreational parks, museums and theme parks are allowed to reopen starting today.
However, the number of attendees are limited to 50% of the premises space, with physical distancing applied.